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Please enjoy our newsletters. They provide a comprehensive weekly update of activities in the parish community. If you would like to have an item included in the newsletter, please contact Linda Portwain,

UPCOMING MASS TIME CHANGES

Friday 23rd October – Adoration from 9.00am followed by morning mass at 9.45am

Thursday evening mass – As the nights are drawing in, the evening mass on Thursdays will be celebrated at 6pm. This commences on Thursday 5th November

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OT (Week 29) 18 October 2020

Background on the Gospel Reading

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OT (Week 28) 11 October 2020

OT (Week 27) 4 October 2020

OT (Week 26) 27 September 2020

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During October, which is World Mission Month, Missio wish to promote Children’s Activity sheets which help children to follow the Gospel and show how missionaries they help overseas are doing what Jesus asks of us. 

Activity Sheet -11th October

Activity Sheet -18 October

Activity Sheet- 25th October

These attached but are also accessible via a link https://missiontogether.org.uk/calendar/home-and-parish-resources/.

 

“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.”

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

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FIRST HOLY COMMUMION PROGRAMME 2020 – 2021

The next session will take place on Sunday 18th October, starting at 11.45am.  This will either be in the Parish Church or online with private Zoom meetings.
The date for joining this year’s course has passed and we will not be accepting any late admissions.

NEW course starts in Autumn 2021

Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great
St James’ Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3QG

St Gregory’s Child Care Trust requires one permanent full time Child Care Assistant. Applicants must have NVQ level 2, 3 or equivalent in Early Years is preferable.  Other training will be provided and you will be working as part of a team in a busy child care setting that includes a Breakfast Club, Nursery, Pre School and After School Club.  Hours will be approximately 30 per week.  Disclosure expenses will be met by the employer, as well as first aid and child protection training. 

To apply please email the Manager, Denise Arnold, at childcare@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk.

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For more information or to hear about future programmes:
Tel or Text: 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443
Email or visit website
retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com

Please click for more information and dates of next meeting: Website

Society for the Protection

of Unborn Children

Help stop DIY abortions

During the Coronavirus pandemic unborn babies and their mothers have been at even greater risk of abortion. The Government’s “pills through the post”, brought in as Covid measure, means that over 23,000 women in England and Wales aborted their baby at home during lockdown. Please help us to spread the truth about DIY abortion and save women and babies from the tragedy of abortion.

Will you deliver pro-life information leaflets about DIY abortions door-to-door in your area? Every leaflet could make the difference to a vulnerable woman and save a baby’s life. Please go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/Get-Involved/Door-to-Door to learn more and order some leaflets. Or you can order leaflets by calling SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

 

Sign the petition to save the right to save lives

Pro-abortion MPs in Parliament want to stop pregnant women getting help outside abortion clinics by calling for buffer zones. SPUC is campaigning to save the right for peaceful pro-life vigils to take place. Hundreds of children are alive today in this country because their mother met a loving pro-life person just before they walked into the abortion clinic. We must protect this vital work.

Please sign our petition to save the right to save lives. It only takes a minute of your time, but it could mean a lifetime for an unborn baby. You can sign the petition here: 

Starting School?

If you have a child born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, then now is the time to apply for a place at a primary school for admission from September 2021 onwards. You must complete an application form that is available from the school admissions team of the Cheltenham Council. If your child has been baptised and you are applying for a Catholic school, you must also provide a copy of the baptism certificate to the school. Please ensure you apply by the closing date of 15th January 2021.

Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great

St James’ Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3QG

COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from being able to show prospective parents around our school – we’re really disappointed about that because we love showing off our school!  As you are unable to pop in and see the school in operation, we thought we’d make a video and take the school to you….in the comfort of your own home.  Here’s some information for you to start the process of searching for a primary school for your child: https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/prospective-parents/ .  The Headteacher, Mrs Blanch will also be holding an online question and answer session before Christmas to answer any unanswered questions.  If you would like to be kept informed about this session, please send queries to this email address: questions@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk .  We look forward to remotely ‘welcoming’ you to our school!  Love from All at St Gregory’s Primary School.

Christmas Appeals

Today, 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy, with more than 50 of these being children. Leprosy is completely curable, if treated early. Lepra works directly with communities in Bangladesh, India, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to find, treat and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world, steepening inequality and injustice, and has made our work even more important.

Earlier this year our parish kindly supported Lepra through a retiring collection and as we approach Christmas, Lepra are asking for our support by buying charity Christmas cards online this year. To do so please follow either of the links below to purchase Christmas cards or to send E-cards in support of Lepra. 

We at Lepra and our beneficiaries thank you for your support. Together we will beat leprosy. 

Cards for Good Causes:

https://www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/our-charities/lepra.html

E-Cards: https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/ecard/bDhs